Borderlands 2 Doomsday Trailer + Release Date

2K Games brings forward a release date for the already highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s RPG/FPS mash-up. In this genre-blending series gamers have cherished the drop-in/drop-out online co-operative fundamentals of Borderlands. The community also had a high interest in extending that experience with more and more DLC packs. With Borderlands 2 Borderlands is promising more of that, but also the potential for an “all new experience”.

You can pre-order Borderlands 2 at the merchant of your choice. The game will release September 18, 2012.

“Borderlands 2 is a passion project, through and through,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “The result is a sequel that has improved every successful aspect of Borderlands while innovating with an all-new experience.”

“The addictive gameplay and shooting and looting mayhem of the first Borderlands is back and better than ever in Borderlands 2, taking the franchise to an entirely new level,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “With more guns, more enemies, more missions, an engaging story and all-new characters, Borderlands 2 promises to bring a new era to gaming this fall.”

Doomsday Trailer:

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Starhawk Beta Released to PlayStation Store, Upgrade Coming Soon

starhawk beta playstation store

Starhawk developers have made the beta for the upcoming strategic sci-fi shooter for PS3 available to all on the PlayStation Store. You can get on and download it when you’re ready.

Further features such as larger matches are coming to the beta soon as well!

“Beta patch 1.3 is not part of the download today. Its coming and we’ll let you know when its ready. 1.3 will include 32 player matches, new vehicles and bunch of other stuff.”

   

Source: Starhawk Facebook

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Rumor: Xbox ‘Live TV’ Project Cancelled

XBOX LIVE TV

You may or may not have heard about the project currently known as Live TV to the gaming community. This feature was announced at the Microsoft E3 2011 Press Conference and according to ongoing reports was originally planned to resemble something beyond the Netflix/Hulu setup to compete with something even more sophisticated – offerings we see from cable providers.

All of this was in the process of being added to Xbox Live with most speculation and rumor hinting at an eventual increased cost for higher-grade membership of Xbox Live that would allow access. In other words, if you want to watch – you would have to upgrade your account and pay extra  at some point for a higher status (Diamond was a nickname among speculators), if not then you would presumably have the option to remain a Gold member.

According to the latest info surrounding this undertaking, which had Microsoft execs talking shop with the likes of HBO to make headlines, the entire project may have been cancelled for the time being. Royalty costs of digital streaming have still been in a transitional stage but we are starting to see owners of digital content value their intellectual properties more than before.

Netflix and Hulu are feeling the crunch and that’s why Netflix has been having to explain itself to customers about increasing fees and decreasing selection while Hulu seemingly planned ahead for this cost increase by leaving advertisements in to help cover content costs. Is it possible this is happening because of an upcoming shift to new hardware – or is does Microsoft believe it’s just too expensive for Xbox Live consumers during the global financial crisis? Only time will tell.

Thanks to VGP via GameGrep for advancements on this ongoing rumor.

Update: As far as we know this shouldn’t have any long-term effects on the YouTube/Bing Voice portions of Live TV.

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Worms Ultimate Mayhem Gameplay Trailer Released by Team17

Worms Ultimate Mayhem gets a Gameplay Trailer from Team17 once again showing off the new approach to the 3D format on the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3. We’ve seen the rebirth of the Worms series and now get to see their next steps into the third dimension.

If you aren’t familiar with Worms you should definitely go check out some demos online. This turn-based series takes action and worm war from a retro series given birth with an entertaining sense of humor.

 

Worms Ultimate Mayhem is available for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam.

Source: Examiner

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Amnesia: Descend into madness like nothing you’ve ever seen

Have you ever played a game that made you scared to leave your room? Do you ever wonder what would happen if nightmares became reality? Come with me, my friends, and we’ll descend into madness, with me as your guide.

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You Know You Were Thinking It! Part 2

Welcome back to You Know You Were Thinking It! a series from Deon Lofton of RealGamerNewz.com where Deon will be exposing those hidden thoughts that are in the back of every gamer’s mind.

1. Is camping really the future of First Person Shooters? I hope not.

Call of Duty Campers

2. Duke Nukem? Who? Remind me who that is again? (Here’s a video  for those of you who may be a little young for this one.)

 

3. Ever wonder what’s really on Link’s mind as he is roaming through the forest?…………. It’s probably not what you think (hint, hint).

4. We all have played a game that was very difficult. For me, that game was Final Fantasy 7.  I am still stuck in the factory, 15 years later – talk about difficult.

 

5. What’s up with these video game system intial startup times? First the beep (on PS3), then the noise of the fan (on Xbox 360), then the logo. I mean, you can practically make a cup of coffee before the system finishes loading – just saying. Here’s to hoping the next generation will be faster!

6. So, who won the battle? Battlefield 3 or Call Of Duty? The numbers speak for themselves.

7. I see Fat Princess is still eating that cake! She can’t get enough.

8. Ok I mentioned him before but, didn’t Dom from the Gears of War series deserve to live? I mean, his wife was tormented by the Locust – woudn’t that be enough? I can see it now, a Gears of War spin- off featuring Dom as the main Character! But it’s probably just wishful thinking on my part, I guess.

9. Who’s really going to win the battle? Street Fighter or Tekken? I Guess we will have to wait and see.

10. Do boobs really help sell a game? I think so. We will probably find out when we see how well Soul Calibur V does.

11. With all the fighting games were seeing this year, one has to wonder, where is Virtua Fighter 6?

12. Speaking of fighting, where is Battle Arena Toshinden? Sophia’s whip will put Ivy under submission.

13. CJ has been away from the scene for a long time. He’s probably hanging  out with his crew underground. He was the best GTA character right up there next to Luis Lopez.

 You Know You Were Thinking It!

Want More? Check out Part One if you missed it.

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Rumor: Xbox 8 Has Unreal Engine 4 and Windows 8 in its Arsenal

Mark Rein of Epic Games talked up the Unreal Engine as he announced at the DICE Summit that the soon-to-be-seen Unreal Engine 4 is “Already Running” on products he claimed could not be named at this time. Heavy speculation is pointing to the Next Generation Xbox, called the Xbox 720 by many as the name formed out of necessity and fan-base creativity. New updates on longstanding rumors point out a new potential naming scheme, Xbox 8.

This new development in combination with the notion that Windows 8 will allow gamers to play Xbox 360 (and assumedly ‘Xbox 8’) games on custom-built gaming PC’s paints a very interesting potential for Microsoft’s next-gen. Many critics of their decisions this generation have often called out for Microsoft to become a software entity in the gaming world and license out Xbox Live as a service rather than sell consoles.

This combined strategy of ‘Xbox 8’ and the universal log-in and games library for PC’s and consoles could be something similar to what we are seeing with Sony’s PS3 and Vita. Next Generation could be the generation when gamers reap the rewards from all the intense competition going on between Microsoft and Sony.

ThisIsXbox goes deeper into the details of the ‘Xbox 8’ naming scheme, and further reinforce longstanding rumors of cross-platform services from Microsoft Next Gen across console and PC. Imagine, being able to play Xbox 8 exclusives on your tricked out Windows 8 gaming rig. Even the potential of playing Xbox 360 exclusives across Windows 8 has been heavily mentioned.

Does this mean gaming is going multiplatform from both Microsoft and Sony? Does this mean that Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to the PC and finally admitting that Games for Windows Live is loathed at best by gamers and always has been? Only time will tell.

For now, take a look at the following excerpt from a recent article at ThisIsXbox:

“Recently we reported that alpha forms of the next-generation Xbox console which could be named “XBOX 8″ – not 8 because it’s the eighth Xbox, but because it’s the eighth generation home console and heavily shares the same software as upcoming Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

It was reported to us that the next-gen console was on display by invite only during CES 2012, running a version of Battlefield 3 in next-gen visuals – most likely to be up on par with current high-spec gaming PC’s.

Microsoft previously reported that there will be no next-gen Xbox announcement at E3 2012, but then again we also remember the amount of times they denied an Xbox 360 Slim console before that was the surprise of E3 2010!” [ThisIsXbox]

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Call of Duty Elite: Modern Warfare 3 Overwatch Map Video

 

February 21, 2012 the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 3 will receive access to the Overwatch Map as part of the Call of Duty Elite rollout. If you are a member of Elite you can download and get killing in the new field as soon as it releases. This is the second ‘DLC Drop’ Xbox 360 gamers will be getting, meanwhile PlayStation 3 will begin to receive DLC Drops February 28, 2012 (per the Microsoft/Activision bribes contractual agreement). MW3 on PC’s DLC schedule is yet to be determined. Check out the DLC for the map below.

 

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PlayStation Vita Gives Birth to Cross Platform Online and Universal Ownership

One of the PlayStation Vita’s strengths, which sets it apart from other handhelds, is its intimate bond to the PlayStation 3. PlayStation Vita gamers will be able to go face to face online with PlayStation 3 gamers over the PSN with Cross Platform Play.

Cross Platform DLC ownership is one of the other many fruits that Vita aims to deliver to loyal PSN gamers. Marvel VS Capcom 3 for PlayStation Vita will be among the games to sport the feature. If you buy the MvC3 DLC for your PS3 you get it for your PSV, no extra charge (and the opposite is true). Some DLC games will give you dual ownership as well, allowing you to avoid buying entire games twice in some cases.

Other early adopters of the feature include MotorStorm RC, Hustle Kings, Top Darts, WipEout HD, and HD Fury DLC for WipEout 2048 which are all Cross Platform Ownership enabled. Could this be a sign that digital distribution has its benefits after all?

The PlayStation Vita officially launches in the USA February 22, 2012 and is the first handheld to feature dual analog thumb-sticks, 3G/Wifi, and console quality graphics. If you’re too impatient to wait you can pick up the PlayStation Vita First Edition Bundle.

 

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Alan Wake Launch Trailer Added to Developer Diary Series

As the original Alan Wake makes its way to PC, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is making its way to the US Xbox Live Arcade February 22, 2012 (the same time as the PlayStation Vita’s US release). Remedy and Microsoft have released a developer diary recently and now a Launch Trailer, check them both out below and let us know what you think.

 

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Australia Finally Gets R18+ Rating

Australian gamers have long since battled for this day to come and it is finally here. Today the Australian government announced the R18+ rating will be approved for the video game industry. For those that don’t know, the R18+ rating is the equivalent to an M rated game in America. This is regarded as a game for adults, and when purchased usually a form of ID is presented or a parent/guardian’s consent is requested otherwise the purchase is turned down to minors.

In Australia they haven’t had such a rating and instead games have been modified to culturally match a younger crowd. If this type of dumbing down of violence, blood, gore, etc. wasn’t effective enough to classify the game in the 15+ rating, the game would likely be banned from release.

Now that Australia has the R18+ rating system for available for game publishers to utilize, we should see a little less censoring of games and a little more parental awareness about the various different types of games and appropriate age groups.

“The amendments to the Classification Act 1995 and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 are expected to come into effect by January of next year.

The average age of gamers is 32 with women making up 47 per cent of Australian gamers.

The demand for an R18+ video game rating has been overwhelming.

The Attorney-General’s department received 58, 437 submissions in response to a discussion paper released last year, 98 per cent of which supported the introduction of an R 18 category.”

[News.Com.Au]

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Alan Wake Available on Steam for PC

Former Xbox 360 exclusive Alan Wake has just become available for PC via Steam. With the forthcoming Alan Wake project for Xbox Live Arcade we shouldn’t really be surprised to see Remedy taking a moment to remind the consumer of their product and perhaps take their last chance to capture more fan-base before releasing their next title. Check out the excerpt below from the official press release:

“Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is excited to announce that Alan Wake has finally made its way home and is available now for PC through Steam.

The PC version includes the original game along with the two pieces of downloadable content (The Signal and The Writer) and everything you’d expect from a PC version and more.”

You can pick up the game for $29.99 right now. Hop on Steam to check it out.

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Modern Warfare 3 Survival and Spec Ops Review

Having finished up both the campaign and multi-player reviews on this title and by request of a few readers I figured might as well get some time in on the remaining modes Survival and Spec-Ops. After logging almost fourteen hours between the two modes the first thing I have to say is with the exception of missions changing Spec-Ops is the exact same mode as Black-Ops released last year and it’s predecessor MW2.

There are different objectives different maps different enemies but the overall game mode has remained unchanged. The plus side to having this extra game mode is more game time for the money you shelled out seeing the story mode even on hardened mode is easily completed by most in under six hours. I will break down the missions in order though they maybe played in any order you choose. The down side to it is that you are just playing a remix of the story mode over again broken down into separate smaller timed missions with a few changes to keep it interesting.

Stay Sharp : This is a real short version of the obstacle course that has the metal cut outs of the bad guys along with the good guys and you race the clock to complete without harming any civilians. One thing about the course this time around I found it to be way too easy and also way to short.

MileHigh Jack : In this one instead of protecting the president like you did in the campaign story you are actually taking out his personal guards and trying to capture him.

Over Reactor : The Russians have rigged the nuclear sub with explosives in hopes of causing a meltdown. But they are also on the sub at the same time defending it which makes absolutely no sense at all even the hatch to get inside has explosives strapped to it.

Hit And Run : A sizable amount of enemy forces are holding you embassy staff hostage. The objective kills are shown on the map the amount of enemy doesn’t make it easier to complete they get reinforcements. So like the title says you need to hit and run.

Toxic Paradise : Outfitted in a Juggernaut suit you must collect a number of nerve gas samples while fighting off the waves of enemies that have truck mounted 50  calibers and also marking out targets with their smoke for air support bomb runs against your location.

Firewall : This section requires you to hack into the enemy security sentries and make your way to the subway system before your allotted time runs out. This mission requires two players.

Fatal Extraction : Find and collect all five pieces of Intel to help locate your high priority target then take him out.

Hostage Taker : You will need to use stealth to eliminate the guards and find the presidents daughter before they do. They have helicopter support so the need to go unseen is a priority. But wait, didn’t we just highjack the presidents plane and take him hostage on the MileHigh Jack mission?

Charges Set : Another round of the obstacle course with different weapons  more enemies ans explosive breaching still too easy and too short.

Resistance Movement : Make your way through the destroyed downtown streets ‘quietly’ while freeing  and gathering as many rebels from enemy custody as you can and get them to the landing zone for extraction.

Little Bros :  Multiple short missions trying to destroy all the data before the Russians can get a hold of it.

Invisible Threat While suited up as juggernaut use the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) ( to mark the IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices). While being swarmed with enemy forces and receiving timed back up response from friendly’s. To clear the way so your armor can roll through safely.

Server Crash : Battle through the streets taking out armored trucks full of enemies from the back of a jeep with your grenade launcher. Then get into Volks’ underground hideout and download his master plan.

Resistance Movement : Drop in from the helicopter after taking out a bunch of militia to rid the town of the contraband while they try to stop you.

Flood The Market : Head to the stock exchange floor to retrieve the Russian’s encryption codes.

Fire Mission : Disable enemy anti-air defense and infiltrate their base while using the AC-130 for support. This mission requires two players.

All but two missions can be completed solo though it is much easier to have some help along for the ride. For the most part the best thing about it as I mentioned is extra time that you wouldn’t have if they left it out this time around which would make it a worse deal all together.

Survival mode is more of a challenge with seemingly endless waves of enemies swarming your location with such accuracy that it seems like they have unlimited advanced UAV’s. Though the mode id different from the zombies mode of Black ops you can I feel if it were mostly indoors as zombies was it would feel exactly the same.

If your looking for where the camping aspect has been plaguing this title since the first release look no further this is like basic training for the camp happy style players. It literally tells you from the first seconds of the game to dig in and use all resources available. This mode also gives you unlimited amount of time to train at camp happy find all the best spots try all the best camp strategies on every single map before you go into multi-player and set up your real campy camp.

You start out with the pistol only. Some of the key differences about the weapon systems are in zombies you used the cash generated to buy the weapons on the wall. In survival you can salvage all weapons from the enemies you take out. The ammo also comes along with it but most every enemy gun has around 10 to 15 shots left on it when you pick it up and no grenades to keep it interesting. Also the weapons carried by the enemy only advance as you do so don’t expect to get all the best gear from them right away cause they all carry the same weapons simultaneously.

After completing the first wave your weapons armory will open up map will display a handgun silhouette showing you it’s location at all times. In this case you can use the cash acquired to purchase various items but each one opens up to you at a certain rank as you start to climb the ladder.

Weapons Armory 

  • Refill Bullet Ammo ($750)
  • Handguns
  • Machine Pistols
  • Assault Rifles
  • Sub Machine Guns
  • Light Machine Guns
  • Sniper Rifles (Unlocked at level 90)
  • Shotguns
  • Weapons upgrades

The equipment armory is available after wave number two has been completed. This will appear on your heads up display as a frag silhouette.

Equipment Armory

  • Frag Grenade Refill
  • Flash Grenade Refill
  • Claymores – 30 max
  • C4 x5 – 10 max
  • RPG-7 x2 – 4 max
  • Sentry Gun
  • Sentry Grenade Launcher
  • Body Armor
  • Self-Revive
  • Riot Shield

After the third wave has been completed the air support armory will be available. The shape of the predator missile will be the silhouette.

Air Support Armory

  • Predator Missile
  • Air Strike
  • Delta Squad
  • Riot Shield Squad
  • Perk Care Package

Sounds like a lot unlocked right away but remember you still have to rank up and earn the cash to be able to access any of these items. There are four maps to start off with and twelve more you will have to unlock by completing the waves. The waves differ from wave level and map but most consist Bomb squads, attack dogs, choppers, juggernauts and juggernauts with riot shields, chemical warfare, and claymore experts.

I didn’t really find it challenging until the upper teen levels and even then I wasn’t taking full advantage of the armories or weapon upgrades. The good part is starting over doesn’t take as long when you die you can build back up to where you were at pretty quickly. I honestly say that I do like survivors mode more then the zombies of Blops.

You will get more game time for sure with these modes especially if you play all difficulty levels and try to acquire all three stars for every mission. For the most part both of these modes are better then the multi-player aspect of the game just due to the fact that there is no lag, and no aggravating twelve year old’s talking smack.

Overall Score: N/A

This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for independent review purposes.

Check out all of our Modern Warfare 3 Reviews below:

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The Last of Us [PS3] – Behind the Scenes Trailer

Catch yourself a behind-the-scenes look at how the team behind the Uncharted series produced the reveal trailer for newly announced PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us. If anybody enjoys the announcement of a new IP it’s me. Going forward I hope to see more companies branch out as Naughty Dog has assertively done by choosing this path of creating new franchises to breath life into the industry.

Check out the reveal trailer for The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s New IP below:

 

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Updated: Full Starhawk Beta Schedule, Release Date Announced

PlayStation Plus members gained access to the Starhawk Public Beta yesterday! Now you can play the upcoming third person shooter with real time strategy mechanics and experience X-Play’s Best Multiplayer Game of E3 for yourself. You can look for Starhawk to hit stores May 8, 2012 (hopefully before the world ends). As for those of you holding Starhawk beta codes from the Uncharted 3 launch week copies, your access goes live January 31.

Beyond the private beta’s features the following have been added:

  • Classic Arcade Flight-Mode: Private Beta players asked for it and we’re happy to include the classic arcade flight from Warhawk.
  • Host Migration: When the host leaves the game, the hosting duties transfer to another player and gameplay will continue, provided the option is checked.
  • Language Support: European and Japanese languages are included. Korea, China, Latin America and Brazil will be in English…but these will include the appropriate languages for the full game.
  • Skills: Players will be able to collect unique Skills to use in gameplay based on their performance. PlayStation Network Friend Integration: Friends status, messages, and friend requests.
  • Bug Fixes: Lots and lots of bugs have been addressed.

Check out StarhawkTheGame.com for more details on the game and see below the official Starhawk Beta Schedule.

Check out Starhawk on Facebook to get more information on the game from the development team themselves.

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